This Year's Highlights

Making a trip to Berlin is always worthwhile. And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. Please find these and other highlights from Berlin’s event calendar in the list below and as a printable version.

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In May 1945, World War II ended in Europe with the capitulation of the German Wehrmacht. Many countries mark this event as Victory Day. On the occasion of the 70th...

01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Festival & set of events

Berlin's arts businesses are once again coordinating Berlin Art Week, September 15 - 20, 2015. The newly launched Berlin Art Week unites significant art fairs and...

Berlin Art Week - verschiedene Orte
09/15/2015 - 09/20/2015
Exhibition

Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin(am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 12/31/2015
Musical

Musical with songs by Udo Jürgens, in German.

Tue, Thu, Fri 7.30p.m.
Wed 6.30p.m.
Sat 2.30p.m. + 7.30p.m.
Sun 2.30p.m.

Stage Theater des Westens
03/25/2015 - 09/27/2015
Exhibition
Schloss Charlottenburg (Theaterbau)
08/22/2015 - 11/22/2015
Festival & set of events

Experience a literary state of emergency this autumn! Arabic poets and American short story writers, South Korean poets and their Russian colleagues, South African...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
09/09/2015 - 09/19/2015
Other

A chance to get a new perspective on historical sites and monuments offers the German Heritage Day. In Berlin, archaeologists, restorers and conservationists lead...

Verschiedene Orte
09/12/2015 - 09/13/2015
Exhibition

Four important institutions - one topic: THE CITY. A cooperation of Berlinische Galerie, Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Nationalgalerie...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
09/15/2015 - 11/08/2015
Exhibition

The Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. His works have been widely reproduced, with many of the...

Gemäldegalerie
09/25/2015 - 01/24/2016
Sports

Berlin is a city of runners and there are numerous highlights for sports fans in the German capital. Every year in September, the BMW Berlin Marathon attracts around...

Start: Straße des 17. Juni
09/26/2015 - 09/27/2015
Festival & set of events

The city will become a light show during Lichterfest Berlin: for 17 days, more than 70 structures in Berlin, including striking building façades, bridges and...

Verschiedene Orte
10/02/2015 - 10/18/2015
Festival & set of events

During the Festival of Lights in October, Berlin transforms itself into a city of lights: the Brandenburg Gate, the TV Tower, the Berliner Dom Cathedral, the Funkturm...

Fernsehturm, Brandenburger Tor, Berliner Dom, Olympiastadion und andere Berliner Gebäude und Wahrzeichen
10/09/2015 - 10/18/2015
Festival & set of events

Once upon a time... wintertime is fairytale time! Once again, the Märchenland e.V. – the German Center for Fairytale Culture - presents story telling for children....

Verschiedene Orte
11/05/2015 - 11/22/2015

Berlin's Naturkundemuseum (Museum of Natural History) is known as the home of the world's largest assembled...

Museum für Naturkunde
12/15/2015 - 12/12/2018
Fair, procession & parade

Berlin is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style with a spectacular open-air party at the Brandenburg Gate to welcome in the new year! All the traditional treats are...

Festmeile Brandenburger Tor(bis Siegessäule)
12/31/2015
Trade fair & congress

The International Green Week has been a fixture on Berlin's exhibition calendar since 1926. The world's biggest fair for food, agriculture and horticulture is held in...

City Cube Berlin
01/15/2016 - 01/24/2016
Other

Double anniversary: the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the transformation of the Glienicke Landscape Park by Lenné and 150th anniversary of Death of the famous...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
01/23/2016 - 12/31/2016
Festival & set of events

February in Berlin is all about film: international stars on the red carpet, enthusiastic fans, film buffs from around the world – and, above all, some great films....

Berlinale Palast u.a.
02/11/2016 - 02/21/2016
Festival & set of events

The Berliner Theatertreffen is one of the most renowned theatre festivals in the German-speaking countries. Since 1964, ten productions of the current theatre season...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
05/06/2016 - 06/22/2016
Fair, procession & parade

Since 1996, the Carnival of Cultures has been celebrated every year on Pentecost weekend with opulent costumes, powerful makeup, imaginative masks, and decorated hand...

Blücherplatz
05/13/2016 - 05/16/2016
Trade fair & congress

The International exhibition on aviation and space travel
has more than 1,100 exhibitors from around 40 countries show- casing planes and aerospace technologies...

Berlin ExpoCenter Airport
06/01/2016 - 06/04/2016
Fair, procession & parade

On the occasion of the Fête de la Musique musicians enter the city as their stage: The import hit from France encourages amateur musicians and professional musicians...

Verschiedene Orte
06/21/2016
Festival & set of events

The Gendarmenmarkt, one of Berlin' most beautiful squares in the historical centre, composes the grand scenery for the Classic Open Air Festival. On five evenings...

Gendarmenmarkt
07/21/2016 - 07/25/2016
Trade fair & congress

Information: messe-berlin.de

City Cube Berlin
01/20/2017 - 01/29/2017
Festival & set of events

The countdown is running in Berlin: Up to 13th April 2017 the first International Horticultural Exposition in the German capital grows up. Till October 15, 2017 the...

IGA-Orte(Gärten der Welt, Wuhletal, Kienberg)
04/13/2017 - 10/15/2017
Trade fair & congress

Information: messe-berlin.de

City Cube Berlin
01/19/2018 - 01/28/2018
Exhibition

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Topographie des Terrors
12/09/2014 - 10/25/2015
Exhibition

Architecture and urban design from the sixties still set their stamp on the Berlin townscape. Many key planning decisions were made in the sixties and some striking...

Berlinische Galerie - Landesmuseum für moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur
05/29/2015 - 10/26/2015
Exhibition

Re-opening of the Georg-Kolbe-Museum with the exhibition „Hans Arp“, the grand avantgardist of dadaism and surrealism in fine arts.

Georg-Kolbe-Museum
06/28/2015 - 10/11/2015
Festival & set of events

The festival's 27th edition will concentrate heavily on world premières and international co-productions as well as realising new projects by Berlin artists. The...

Verschiedene Orte
08/13/2015 - 09/04/2015
Kino International – © Yorck Kinogruppe

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.